The unofficial US gaming capital – the state of Nevada - in a historic decision has approved sports betting outlets in the state to accept eSports wagers (initially for CS:GO bets), however, other leagues are also expected to be offered for wagering).
As recently as May 2019, it was widely considered that it might be years before Washington State legalized sports betting in both online and land-based forms after the state’s legislators knocked back three separate bills that sought give sports bettors the legal green light.
Colorado voters narrowly approved a referendum on November 5 legalizing sports betting, but what everyone in the Mile-High State wants to know is when will they be able to place their first legal real money bets on the Avalanche, Broncos, Nuggets or Rockies?
In June 2019, the Garden State of New Jersey overtook Nevada in terms of both handle and revenue, and it’s been widening ever since. From May 2019 to August 2019, New Jersey’s sportsbooks beat out Nevada sportsbooks in three of four of those months. In August 2019 alone, New Jersey’s sportsbooks took in $293.5 million in bets, and $25.5 million in revenue, beating up on Nevada’s $288 million and $18.7 million respectively.
Colorado voters will decide next month on whether to legalize sports betting and immediately subject it to taxation to help future-proof water supply for the Mile-High State’s farmers and agriculture in general.
Up to 38 million Americans — approximately 15 percent of the U.S. population of legal gaming age — are planning to bet legally on National Football League (NFL) games in the 2019/20 season, in a survey undertaken by the American Gaming Association (AGA).